New York, NY, USA
Akiko is a food writer and Forbes.com columnist based in New York City, and the host and producer of the weekly radio show and podcast "JAPAN EATS!" on Heritage Radio Network.
Akiko has worked as culinary advisor to the Japanese government and consulted for companies in the food & beverage industry. She also has served as a culinary judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America multiple times and on Netflix Original The Final Table.
She holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, an MSc from London School of Economics & Political Science and a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Advanced Certificate with Distinction.
She is a native speaker of Japanese.